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  1. Unit 12: Ecosystems Copy the vocabulary words and definitions to page 41

  2. Ecosystem A system consisting of all of the interactions that occur between the abiotic (non-living) and biotic (living) factors within an environment.

  3. Biotic All of the living factors within an environment

  4. Abiotic All of the non-living factors within an environment (soil, temperature, rocks, weather)

  5. Organism An individual form of life that is capable of growing, metabolizing nutrients, and usually reproducing.

  6. Population A group of organisms of the same species located within the same geographical location

  7. Community All of the populations of different species in a particular area

  8. Environment All of the abiotic and biotic factors within the same geographic location

  9. Habitat The place where an organism naturally lives and grows

  10. Species A group of organisms that look like each other and are able to breed among themselves